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HISTORISCHER EISENBAHNVEREIN SCHWABEN
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Rolling-stock

AVAILABLE 0e MODELS
Fleischmann Magic Train
Märklin Minex
Fama / Roco

CONVERSIONS
Märklin Minex passenger carriages Updated
Fleischmann box van #1
Fleischmann box van #2
Re-gauging the Fama Tm 2/2

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PROTOTYPE REFERENCES

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0e - 0-scale modeling of 750/760mm (2'6") gauge

Click on the images above for more information

The coach, box van and open wagon are available in different liveries

Märklin Minex Württemberg passenger coaches

The Königlich Württembergische Staats-Eisenbahn ordered a number of different styles of passenger carriages in both 750mm and metre-gauges.

The Märklin model does not match any specific prototype and is somewhat under scale. Due to the limited availability of Württemberg rolling stock it is one of the few options and even though only made for a few years they are reasonably common on eBay.

The carriage is a reasonable starting point if you want to kitbash a more accurate model because you only really need to fabricate new sides and a roof (see conversions below).

Apart from changing the wheels for 2-rail DC (available from Rolf Tonner and Addie Modell), and accepting that it does not match a specific prototype, the model is reasonably pleasing to the eye "as is".


Comparison of prototype to model dimensions

  Prototype 1:43.5 Model
Wheelbase for short coach 5000mm 114.9mm 96mm
Wheelbase for long coach 7180mm 165mm

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Width over body 2600mm 60mm 55mm
Height 3165mm 73mm 71mm

Converting the Märklin Minex carriage to be more prototypical

» CLICK HERE to view my article on modifying these models to be more prototypical.

References

H.P. Schramm's website (www.schmalspureisenbahnen.de/schmspbw.php) is an excellent source of information on narrow gauge railways in Baden Württemberg.

There is some information (in German) and photos of these and other 750mm gauge rolling stock on the Thema Schmalspurbahn website (www.thema-schmalspurbahn.de).

 

 

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